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Zegrahm Expeditions Travel Resources

Welcome to the Zegrahm Expeditions resources page! Here you will find inspiration for your next adventure and information from your last adventure, produced by our field leaders, Seattle office staff, and contributing writers. From blog posts and field reports (daily recaps of a past expeditions with images) to photo galleries and videos, explore your world from our perspective.

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Picture of Rich Pagen's porcelain koi chopstick stands from Japan
May 26, 2020
Blog Post

We hope you enjoyed reading part one of our Travel at Home series and learning how Zegrahm’s intrepid expedition team is “traveling” during these unprecedented times. As fellow explorers, like-minded adventurers, and lifelong learners, we know that many of you bring travel into your own homes in similar ways. 

Please enjoy another candid tour of our leaders’ mementoes and...

Book Recommendations
April 15, 2020
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We know that curious explorers like yourself will not be content to sit idle during this time of isolation and social distancing, so we reached out to our expert expedition team for their best book recommendations. We were rewarded with a plethora of books to help you—and us—learn, grow, and travel through reading.

Whether reading historical accounts of famed explorers, learning about unique fauna around the world, or discovering something new about another culture, we...

Southeast Asia Itinerary
August 19, 2019
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Your Southeast Asia Itinerary

Southeast Asia consists of eleven different countries, each situated south of China. The countries are surrounded by the Indian Ocean to the west and the Pacific Ocean to the east.

The area has become one of the world’s most frequented travel destinations, thanks in large part to the historical Buddhist temples that can be found throughout the region, the warm tropical climate and the...

solo travel
July 17, 2019
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Solo travel is a rapidly growing trend nowadays, as more and more people are discovering the joys of traveling alone.

Some solo travelers love going it alone simply to have the freedom of making their own choices, all day, every day. Some like the opportunities for engaging with locals when they travel, and meeting new people on the road. Others (and women especially)...

travel Indochina
May 15, 2019
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Dear Adventurer,

I’d like to invite you to embark on a memorable journey with me this fall. Intriguing Indochina—one of Travcoa’s classic journeys—is being offered November 2, 2019 before being rested for the next few years. This popular itinerary has thrilled hundreds of travelers, offering some of the most incredible sights in all of the world. It would be my sincere pleasure to guide and share one of the world’s most special destinations with you before it changes forever!

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Mekong River Cruise
May 22, 2019
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The Mekong River is the longest river in Southeast Asia, the seventh longest in Asia, and the twelfth longest river in the world. It’s a significant avenue of trade for six different countries and serves as a border between nations.

The Mekong is also the drainage basin for over 300,000 square miles of land, an area larger than Texas (268,581)....

Kamchatka Islands, Kuril Islands
January 7, 2019
Blog Post

Located off the eastern coast of Russia, the Kuril Islands are the definition of the word “untamed.” Stretching 700 nautical miles in an arc from the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Sakhalin Oblast province of Russia to Japan’s Hokkaido, this volcanic...

travel to the bay of bengal
November 26, 2018
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The Sundarbans - A Note From Rich Pagen

"I invite you to join me on an exciting journey through the northern Bay of Bengal, traveling from India to Bangladesh and finally Myanmar. In addition to the transect of diverse cultures we will be immersing ourselves in, I am particularly excited to spend three days visiting and...

Is Myanmar safe for travel?
October 26, 2018
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A Balanced Look at the Realities of Traveling to Myanmar

 

Located east of India in Southern Asia, Myanmar was isolated from the rest of the world for more than half a century. Ruled by a brutal military dictatorship, its borders were permanently closed, and the country was traumatized by one of the longest-running civil wars in modern history. 

In 2011, Myanmar (which was formerly known as Burma) fully embraced democracy. Its borders were...

Transportation in Japan
October 16, 2018
Blog Post

Japan has an efficient public transportation network, especially within metropolitan areas and between the large cities. Japanese public transportation is characterized by its punctuality, superb service, and the large numbers of people using it.

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